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'''Sherwood Anderson''' (September 13, 1876 – March 8, 1941) was an American novelist and short story writer, known for subjective and self-revealing works. Self-educated, he rose to become a successful copywriter and business owner in Cleveland, Ohio|Cleveland and Elyria, Ohio. In 1912, Anderson had a nervous breakdown that led him to abandon his business and family to become a writer. At the time, he moved to Chicago and was eventually married three more times. His most enduring work is the short-story sequence ''Winesburg, Ohio (novel)|Winesburg, Ohio,''[ Anderson, Sherwood (1876–1941) | St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture Summary] which launched his career. Throughout the 1920s, Anderson published several short story collections, novels, memoirs, books of essays, and a book of poetry. Though his books sold reasonably well, ''Dark Laughter'' (1925), a novel...
Birth name| image = Sherwood Anderson (1933).jpg
Birth date{{birth date|1876|9|13|mf=y}}
Birth placeCamden, Ohio|Camden, Ohio, United States
Death date{{death date and age|1941|3|8|1876|9|13|mf=y}}
Death placeColón, Panama
Movement| notableworks = ''Winesburg, Ohio (novel)|Winesburg, Ohio''
InfluencesMark Twain, Walt Whitman, Ivan Turgenev, Gertrude Stein
InfluencedErnest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Erskine Caldwell, Thomas Wolfe, John Steinbeck, J. D. Salinger, Charles Bukowski, John Fante, Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald
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